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A pawnbrokers' shop.

A pawnbrokers' shop.
Pawnbrokers' shop.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4364
Description: Pawnbrokers are people who lend money in exchange for objects they can sell in their shops. During the 1889 dock strike, the dockers' wives were forced to pawn many of their belongings in order to obtain food for their families.
Creator: unknown
Date: 1891
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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